Linux/UNIX IPC Programming Training

Course code: M7D-IPC02

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Course overview

This three-day course provides a through introduction to the interprocess (IPC) techniques that Linux and UNIX systems provide for use by user-space programs. Using these features allows the creation of complex multiprocess applications that coordinate their actions and exchange information with each other. Detailed presentations coupled with many carefully designed practical exercises provide participants with the knowledge to write such applications. The course dives into some specifics of the Linux system, but makes careful and frequent reference to the POSIX standard, so that it is also valuable to developers working on other UNIX systems.

Related courses

Note that this course is similar to the 3-day Linux/UNIX Threads and IPC Programming (M7D-TIPC01) course (and, by entension, it is similar to the final three days of the Linux/UNIX System Programming course (M7D-LUSP01)), but omits POSIX threads while adding some additional IPC topics.

Course details

Course outline.

The course employs a lecture+lab format.

Audience and prerequisites

The audience for this course is in practice rather diverse, and includes:

In order to get the most out of the course, participants should have:

It is presumed that attendees will have a working knowledge of the topics covered in the course Linux/UNIX System Programming Fundamentals (M7D-SPINTRO01). In particular, participants should have a good understanding of concepts such as: file I/O using system calls, process lifecycle (fork(), exec(), wait()), and signals.

Lab sessions

A significant part of the course is spent on practical exercises. The lab sessions also provide participants with the opportunity to obtain one-to-one assistance from the trainer on the course material and exercises.

Course materials

Course participants will receive printed course books of around 250 pages. The course books include all of the slides and exercises presented in the course. Some notable features of the course book are the following: TLPI front cover (small)

In addition to the course book, participants will receive a copy of The Linux Programming Interface, in ebook form.

The following samples give some idea of the course content and style of the course materials:

Onsite courses

For onsite courses at your location, please email training@man7.org regarding availability and pricing.

Public courses: upcoming dates and pricing

Date Location Maximum participants
To be announced Online 14 Registration

For public online courses, the per-attendee price is €1800 reduced to €1700 when booked (and either paid or a company purchase order is supplied) at least 4 weeks before the start of the course. (In addition, German VAT is charged for participants attending from German locations; for attendees elsewhere in the European Union, VAT may be payable locally.)

For public in-person courses in Munich, GERMANY, the per-attendee price is €1900 + 19% German VAT (MWSt).

The course price includes the cost of training materials as well as lunch and refreshments. Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company or organization; please inquire at training@man7.org for details.

About the trainer

Michael Kerrisk has a unique set of qualifications and experience that ensure that course participants receive training of a very high standard: Michael Kerrisk

For more information about the trainer, as well as many reasons why you might want to consider choosing man7.org training courses, please see reasons to choose man7.org training,

Contact

For further inquiries about the course, please contact us via one of the following methods:

Mailing list

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to receive notifications of public training courses that are scheduled in the future, send a mail (noting your location) to training@man7.org. Likely future locations are Europe and USA West Coast, but other locations may also be possible, especially if they can be scheduled to coincide with an interesting conference.